Bold fundraising objectives require responsive reporting and analysis support that leverages rapidly evolving sources of data, technologies and other solutions.

Historically, institutions are forced to support the demands of a growing set of sophisticated users while simultaneously innovating new reporting and analysis solutions with their own limited resources.

Most operations have generally been dissatisfied with the results.

Responding to this need, Raising Insight was founded in 2009 to develop an advancement- specific information reporting and analytics platform: ABI (Advancement Business Intelligence). ABI continues to be refined and to expand based on the experience, requirements, and specific input from every new site.


Michiel Westerkamp

Raising Insight founder and ABI architect Michiel Westerkamp is an influential authority in the field of constituent relationship management. Michiel brings more than 30 years of advancement specific experience based on his work building CRM and management reporting solutions for institutions ranging from large public university systems to highly selective private colleges, medical centers, and other philanthropic organizations. His products have supported the success of over $100 Billion of fundraising.

Drawing upon his advancement experience and his management experience as a business owner and software executive, Michiel spent more than 5 years working in partnership with a diverse group of institutions to develop and refine a reporting platform that responds to the shared needs of the most sophisticated fundraising organizations.


The Raising Insight team consists of highly experienced advancement management, services, and technical consultants. We include former advancement operations executives, advancement services directors & managers, and technical staff.

Most of us have dedicated our entire careers to fundraising and to higher education. We actively participate and volunteer for CASE, AASP, and other industry groups.